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Events and Exhibits
All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Family Activities
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: Buck Christensen
Art Exhibit: Highgrove Florilegium
Art Exhibit: Omaha Artists, Inc.
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Guild Holiday Wreath Sale
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Holiday Happening
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Leashes at Lauritzen
Loveland Garden Club Lecture
Members Poinsettia Show Preview Party
Miracle on Farnam
Mobile Millennium Carillon
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
National Public Gardens Day
Nature Connects 2
Nebraska Wildflower Week
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Sewer Separation Project
Spring Flower Show
Spring into Spring
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Summer Solstice Lecture
Sweet Corn Festival
Tempo of Twilight
Valentine's Day Dinner
Visions of Lewis and Clark Kite Expo
Walking Club
FREE Labor Day Weekend
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Events and Exhibits

Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
Be among the first to experience the wonder and amazement of gardens under glass as Lauritzen Gardens opens this lush environment where plants will burst with life year-round.

Opens September 25
Art Exhibit: Highgrove Florilegium
The Highgrove Florilegium is published in a two volume fine art facsimile of original watercolors by many of the leading botanical artists from around the world. Depicting the plant life growing at Highgrove House in Glouchestershire, a selection of over forty pieces from the exhibit will be on display at Lauritzen Gardens.

October 4 through November 23
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Experience a fascinating fabrication of flowers at the garden’s annual fall chrysanthemum show. Bold mums combine with vibrant colors, rich fabrics, diverse textures and other exotic design elements- representative of the storied Indian culture.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

Tuesdays, April 8 through October 28
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

November 28 through January 4
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

Select Sundays during the Holiday Season
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

Friday, December 12
National Poinsettia Day
Celebrate this national holiday, commemorating this gorgeous holiday plant, while visiting the poinsettia show. The first 100 households receive a free poinsettia.

December 13 and 14
Holiday Happening
Share holiday wishes with Santa, engage in make-and-take activities with the family and enjoy the holiday cheer.

January 17 through April 26, 2015
Nature Connects 2: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Inspired by nature and built from nearly 300,000 LEGO® bricks, this indoor exhibit features 12 ALL-NEW displays with 25 larger-than-life sculptures that represent the web of incredible connections that sustain life on Earth.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Valentines Day Dinner
Experience one of the most beautiful, exquisite Valentine’s Day dinners in Omaha, in the intimate surroundings of the visitor and education center.

March 7 and 8, 2015
Orchid Show
The 2015 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 28th Annual Orchid Show and Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch in the gardens. Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to inquire about our waiting list.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Don't miss this fun morning dedicated to trees with a variety of tree-themed educational activities for the whole family. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling!

Friday, May 8, 2015
National Public Gardens Day
Celebrate the public garden with FREE admission all day. Discover beautiful spring blooms and learn about the programs, events and displays at the garden throughout the year.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Mother's Day Brunch
Mother’s Day Brunch at Lauritzen Gardens has become an annual tradition for many area families. Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to inquire about our waiting list.

May 16 and 17, 2015
Spring into Spring Festival and Plant Sale
A unique opportunity for the public to shop from an incredible variety of Lauritzen Gardens-grown plants and a hand-picked selection of plants from area garden clubs and vendors.

Wednesday, May 2015
Omaha Gives!
A community-wide event to show off Omaha's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Anyone can participate and ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Mondays and Tuesdays During the Summer Months
Garden Twilight
Visit the garden during the twilight hours for a relaxing way to end the summer days.

May 24 through 26
Mobile Millennium Carillon Concerts
The Mobile Millennium Carillon is the larger of only two mobile carillons in the United States and awes audiences with its grand size and sound. Ring in Memorial Day with this magnificent instrument during performances at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

2015 dates to be announced
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Rose Day and Show
Join the Omaha Rose Society for their annual Rose Day and Show, to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose.

June 30 through July 19, 2015
Patriotic Perches
A collection of 51 handcrafted birdhouses that combines art, geography, horticulture and birding to educate visitors about state birds and flowers and how to attract wildlife to their garden space.

July 11 and 12, 2015
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

August 8 and 9, 2015
Sweet Corn Festival
Indulge in all things sweet corn during this summer fun festival at Lauritzen Gardens.

2015 dates to be announced
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

September 7
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 24 through 27, 2015
Antique & Garden Show
Entering its second decade, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha. This year, you can learn from a celebrity designer, meet an iconic British celebrity and gain cooking tips from a local celebrity chef.

October 4 and 5
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival
For an entire weekend, the garden grounds are alive with merriment as guests celebrate the joys of autumn and experience the Japanese culture first-hand.
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